NASCARARCA SeriesTy Gibbs Paces Open Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Ty Gibbs Paces Open Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ty Gibbs continued his strong month of May in Monday’s open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

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Gibbs, who will make his Charlotte Motor Speedway debut later this month, turned a 30.186-second (178.891-mph) lap to put his No. 18 Toyota Camry at the top of the speed charts. 

REV Racing driver Nick Sanchez finished the session in second, 0.089-seconds off of Gibbs’ fastest time. 

Drew Dollar, David Gilliland, and Corey Heim rounded out the top-five in the session.

Results from Charlotte Motor Speedway Open Test

A total of 19 drivers turned laps during the test session at Charlotte. The margin between first and ninth was under one second (0.978-seconds).

Fast Track Racing had the most representation with four cars. Kevin Fontana, Kyle Lockrow, D.L. Wilson, and Jason Miles all participated with Andy Hillenburg’s organization.

The General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is slated to be run on May 29th following the next race at Toledo Speedway on May 22nd. The day before the famed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte will feature the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series qualifying alongside the ARCA Menards Series. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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